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The Best Smart Home Tech for the Outdoors

Over the last few years, technology has increasingly found its way into our homes. One area that often gets overlooked, however, is technology for outside the house. As we move into the warmer months, it’s time to take a look at some of the best devices and systems to equip your outdoor living area. 

Robotic Lawn Mower
A well-kept lawn is essential to maintaining curb appeal, but you might not always have time to get out there and push the mower around. With a cutting-edge robotic lawn mower, you can schedule the machine to regularly cut your grass, rain or shine, and ensure that the yard is always looking its best. 

Smart Grill
If it’s time to upgrade your barbecue area, then a state-of-the-art smart grill can make the perfect addition this spring. Today’s intelligent grills can be programmed to prepare food just the way you like it, each and every time, so you’ll never have to worry about over or undercooking again. You’ll receive notifications when it’s ready to be flipped or taken off the grill. With one less thing to worry about, you can spend more time relaxing in the backyard.   

Speakers and Lights
For avid entertainers, you can extend the conveniences of your smart home to the outdoors with lights and speakers that are controlled via your smartphone or virtual assistant. All it takes is a quick voice command and you’ll have the perfect ambience with mood lighting and your favorite tunes playing on the terrace.

Smart Sprinklers
Automatic irrigation systems are nothing new, but these days a smart sprinkler system can adjust your lawn’s watering schedule based on local weather data. If a heavy rain storm will be coming down later in the day, for example, it will know to skip that morning’s irrigation so you’ll never have an over-watered lawn again. Additionally, soil-moisture sensors are utilized to ensure that just the right amount of water is provided for a healthy yard.